- Krusty Krab training video narrator (debut)
- SpongeBob SquarePants
- Giraffe (debut) (cameo)
- Eugene H. Krabs
- Incidental 92
- Incidental 85
- Incidental 91
- Incidental 86
- Incidental 90
- Incidental 81
- Hoopla Fish (debut)
- Incidental 30
- Incidental 14
- Incidental 40
- Incidental 103
- Incidental 7
- Incidental 41
- Incidental 46
- Squidward Tentacles
- Incidental 6
- Incidental 2
- Incidental 28
- Incidental 20
- Robot overlords (mentioned)
- Patrick Star
- Sheldon J. Plankton
- Incidental 31
- Incidental 45
- Old Man Walker
For every new Krusty Krab employee, the ultimate career goal is to create a mouth-watering Krabby Patty by hand. However, before one can even think of picking up a spatula, one must thoroughly learn the ropes of the restaurant game, and the Krusty Krab Training Video is the perfect tool for fine-tuning the fresh new cog enthusiastically entering the service industry machine.
1: From Humble Beginnings
Eugene H. Krabs, from his childhood to his post-war years, has always had an eye for finance. His apt business sense leads to him converting a bankrupt retirement home into the restaurant one may know as the Krusty Krab.
2: The Krusty Krab Today
With the number of technological breakthroughs involved with today's restaurant, a new worker not yet in the know can quickly become overwhelmed. Thankfully, SpongeBob is ready and willing to guide the way to being a good employee, while the less thoroughly prepared employee, tentatively called “Squidward,” shall at least provide a clear example of what not to be.
For a new employee woefully ignorant of what the customer has come to expect from their Krusty Krab dining experience, learning the meaning of POOP (People Order Our Patties) will make things quite clear and concise.
4: Personal Hygiene
The requirements for both cleanliness and personal appearance that an employee is obligated to adhere to are stringent. With diligence and enough soap, however, any employee can learn how to enter each new shift as clean as a whistle.
5: Your Work Station
Keeping the cooking and service areas clear of detritus is also very important, and while SpongeBob illustrates how to maintain the order of his tools and ingredients, Squidward demonstrates the trouble a poorly-kept station leads to.
6: Interfacing With Your Boss
One should never fear to ask the proprietor for a raise because the answer will always be the same. This section also covers interacting with the equally-important "Krustomers" for optimally profitable results.
7: Emergency Situation
In the event of attempted theft, especially by one Sheldon J. Plankton, this section clearly details the proper protocol for protecting a Krabby Patty in peril. The narrator also reminds Squidward to remember POOP.
Once these lessons have been grilled to perfection into the new employee's brain, he or she shall be ready to reverently receive the secret and sacred method of preparing a Krabby Patty for consumption.
- SpongeBob asking "Can I make a Krabby Patty now?"
- Squidward exemplifies poor workmanship while SpongeBob exemplifies good workmanship.
- The word "POOP" being mentioned by the narrator.
- Patrick saying "Uhhh..."
- SpongeBob getting hit by fly swatters.
|( ‣ ) Associated production music|
|( • ) Original music|
|( ◦ ) SpongeBob music|
‣ Waltzing Flutes - Gerhard Narholz [title card]
‣ Quest for the Best 1 - David Reilly [opening montage]
‣ The Wheels of Industry - Robert Sharples ["Welcome aboard!"]
‣ Blow the Man Down (c) - Robert Alexander White [after the war]
‣ The Wheels of Industry - Robert Sharples [retirement home]
‣ Quest for the Best 1 - David Reilly [The Krusty Krab Today]
‣ Street Scene - Robert Farnon [fast food technology]
‣ Screw on the Loose - Tony Lowry [POOP]
‣ Hustle and Bustle - Jack Beaver [Personal Hygiene]
‣ So Tired - Sammy Burdson, John Charles Fiddy ["Remember, no employee wants to be a Squidward."]
‣ Crepe Suzette - Cyril Watters [Your Work Station]
‣ So Tired - Sammy Burdson, John Charles Fiddy [Squidward's workstation]
‣ Crepe Suzette - Cyril Watters [Interfacing With Your Boss]
‣ Life or Death - Jack Beaver [Emergency Situation]
‣ Zelle 506 - Gerhard Trede [Plankton is thrown back to the Chum Bucket]
‣ Crepe Suzette - Cyril Watters [checking in on Squidward]
‣ Great Achievements - Nick Glennie-Smith [Preparing the Krabby Patty]
‣ Quest for the Best 1 - David Reilly [closing credits]
- This episode is available on the Sponge for Hire DVD and VHS, Complete 3rd Season, Absorbingly SpongeBob, The Tom Kenny Collection, First 100 Episodes, SpongeBob's WhoBob WhatPants? (Greek release), The Ultimate SpongeBob Box Set, 2-Season TV Pack, SpongeBob SquarePants Vol. 4, Complete Third Season, From the Beginning, Pt.1, The SpongeBob SquarePants Collection, Welcome Aboard, SpongeBob, You're Fired!, The SpongeBob SquarePants 8 Season DVD Collection, Favorite Episodes, The Third & Fourth Seasons, and The Best 200 Episodes Ever DVDs.
- Currently retired critic David Ryan of the DVD Verdict praised the episode in a review of Sponge for Hire for its "upbeat narration, cheesy corporate music, and PowerPoint-like chapter titles." "This episode deviates from a "normal" SpongeBob episode in its style and presentation and will be most appreciated by adults who've sat through any corporate rah-rah or training video at some point in their lives." He also regarding the ending scene as "one of the best endings of any SpongeBob SquarePants episode produced to date."
- "Krusty Krab Training Video" was ranked #15 during the Best Day Ever event from November 9–10, 2006.
- This episode is number 15 on The Tom Kenny Collection on iTunes and Amazon.com. His description says:
- "'P.O.O.P. – People Order Our Patties.' Need I say more? That word being said repeatedly makes me laugh. Boy, am I mature, or what? A clever, outside-the-box episode."
- According to the episode's Pop-Up Trivia Facts found on The Complete 3rd Season DVD Special features, this is one of the most popular episodes in season three and the series.
- Atlantis is mentioned in this episode.
- According to The Ultimate SpongeBob SpongeBash marathon's Celebrity Favorites, this is Keke Palmer's favorite episode.
- This marks the 100th episode segment of the series in production order.
- Apparently, Mr. Krabs has a fleeting fear of robot overlords, which prevents him from adding much technology to the Krusty Krab.
- Plankton's robotic Krabby Patty walker can also be seen in the Chum Bucket LEGO set.
- When Mr. Krabs picks up Plankton to flick him out of the restaurant, the latter's sped-up voice slowed down can be heard saying, "Felicitations, malefactors! I am in town to find my minions. And I know just how to speak their lang-" before being flicked.
- This dialogue is later reused at its original speed in "Plankton's Army." It should be noted that the line featured in this episode is different than the line in "Plankton's Army," which is, "I'll canvas all the seediest lowbrow dives in town to find my minions. And I know just how to speak their language! Felicitations, malefactors! I am endeavoring to misappropriate the formulary for the preparation of affordable comestibles!"
- The "Training Manual" has the Hungarian flag colors.
- The reason the tape ends abruptly is as a way of maintaining the secrecy of the Krabby Patty formula out of legal protection.
- SpongeBob is revealed to own a tape of the training video in "Appointment TV."
- This is the first episode without a plot. "Boat Smarts" is similar to this, though instead tackling the subject of a boater's education.
- This is the first episode to reveal Mr. Krabs' naval past as a war veteran. However, it is never revealed which war he fought in.
- During the closing credits, the words and names are now in a generic credit font, and scroll up over a solid black background.
- This is the second episode to have a title card with a solid black background. The first is "F.U.N."
- However, this title card is much more simplistic than any other episode's title card in the series.
- This is the second episode where the opening credits are not in an underwater background. The first is "SB-129."
- A few parts of the episode have become internet memes:
- A giraffe appearing after "As you can see by this graph."
- A random fish saying "Hoopla!"
- Patrick saying "Uhhhhh..."
- Plankton shouting "Not when I shift into maximum overdrive!"
- The krabby patty zooming in as the narrator gives a fanfare.
- Mr. Krabs' full name is revealed in this episode as Eugene H. Krabs.
- Due to the nature of this episode parodying company training videos, the music used is mostly orchestral, with no Hawaiian-themed cues, and only one sea shanty cue, "Blow the Man Down," when briefly talking about Mr. Krabs' naval career.
- In the Polish dub, the episode's title is "Film szkoleniowy," which translates to "The Training Video."
- In the German dub, this episode is called "Das Ausbildungsvideo," which also translates to "The Training Video."
- In the Croatian dub, the episode's name is "Obuka za Rakovu Poslastic," which translates to "Training for Krusty Krab."
- In the French dub, this episode is called "Tout ce qu'un employé doit savoir," which translates to "Everything an employee needs to know."
- A clip from the episode where the narrator is talking about how the employees should always wash their hands before work was used in a bumper called "How To Wash Your Hands" that was made to remind people to wash their hands and be safe from the COVID-19 pandemic.
- For unknown reasons, this episode and its sister episode were rated 13+ on Amazon Prime Video in August 2020.
- This has since been corrected as of October 2020, and the episode is back to being rated its original TV-Y7 rating on Amazon Prime Video.
- Due to time constraints and the amount of commercials, when the episode was first aired in the Filipino dub in the channel ABS-CBN, some scenes were cut, such as the giraffe, the "Hoopla!" fish scene, the scenes with Patrick and Squidward, and the realistic Krabby Patty zooming were cut out. The last of these scenes were aired normally in the Yey! version.
- The music playing during two photo montages of the Krusty Krab being shown is "Quest for the Best I," which is a parody of "Eye of the Tiger" by Survivor.
- At one point, a young Mr. Krabs is humming the tune of "Blow the Man Down," the sea shanty on which the SpongeBob SquarePants theme song is based off.
- The sign in the bathroom written in English ("Please Wash Your Fins") and Spanish ("Lave Las Aletas") is a parody of other similar signs found in public retail stores.
- When Mr. Krabs says "The money is always right," it is a parody of "The customer is always right," a common phrase in business used to prevent profit-damaging quarrels between customers and staff.
- The narrator says, "The store closes at six," but the Krusty Krab is a restaurant, not a store. So, he should have said, "The restaurant closes at six."
- In TV airings from 2002 to 2006, the logo from the Nickelodeon animated series Rugrats - the 1998 Klasky Csupo logo, which features their SpongeBob-like mascot Splaat - appears instead of the normal United Plankton Pictures, Inc. logo. The reason the wrong logo was inserted is that the show's closing credits were electronically inserted alongside promos from other Nickelodeon programming and the show's closing logos. When the data was entered for this episode, the wrong credits were programmed in. Video evidence can be seen here.
- The Nickelodeon logo at the end of SpongeBob episodes normally has seagull sounds from the United Plankton Pictures logo, but due to the error, it had the laugh track from Klasky Csupo-produced shows.
- However, during airings on Nick@Nite from 2002 to 2004, the end credits play normally and have the United Plankton Pictures logo.
- In the Bengali dub, the title card, "Krusty Krab" is misspelled as "Krasty Krab."
- In the Filipino dub, the Secret Formula is called as Lihim na Formula (Secret Formula). In other episodes, it's called Sikretong Sangkap (Secret Ingredient).
- In the first exterior shot of the Krusty Krab, there appear to be two enter signs.
- In the very beginning, on the Galley Grub, "Krusty Supreme" is misspelled as "Krusty Supreme." There is no price for the "Krusty Supreme" and the text is distorted.
- The graph, which shows the financial performance of the Krusty Krab, has the axis featuring the profits inverted, so the Krusty Krab's profits are actually going down.
- However, the X-axis on the graph is labeled power rather than time, and the y-axis is entirely unlabeled. While the graph initially seems to display profit, it actually seems to display nothing at all.
- The Rusty Krab has a Krabby Patty sign in the window, even though it was not being sold at that time.
- In the second montage of still photos of the Krusty Krab, the ninth picture shows the menu that has "Krabby Patty" misspelled as "Krabby Patty."
- When the spatula, cash register, straw, and ketchup packets begin to spin around, SpongeBob's nose is much shorter during the close-up shot.
- When four robotic arms come out from the Krabby Patty which starts to walk, the Krabby Patty neither just simply falls nor jumps from the table to the floor. Instead, it just simply walks straight from the table to the floor.
- In this episode, Plankton's eyelid is dark green, but in most episodes, it is the same color as his deep-green body.
- When Mr. Krabs throws Plankton back to the Chum Bucket, nobody is seen running the register, nor are there any customers, but in the next shot, Squidward and Patrick are seen.
- ^ Ryan, David (2005-01-19). Review - Spongebob Squarepants: Home Sweet Pineapple. DVD Verdict. Archived from the original on 2013-09-21. Retrieved on 2019-07-15.
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